Medical marijuana users would need more than a bad blood test to end up behind bars in Nevada on driving the influence charges if a proposal is approved by the state Legislature in 2015.
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CARSON CITY — Ready to be true to your state and buy the special license plate that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into the union?
CARSON CITY — Sorry health food fans, Gov. Brian Sandoval is old school and has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale of raw milk throughout Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed a bill creating the new crime of sex trafficking that is directed at pimps who take over the lives of young people, often homeless and runway children, and turn them into prostitutes.
Workers in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office have been so bombarded by calls from people who want him to veto the gun background check bill that they set up an automated phone system to allow “voting” on Senate Bill 221.
Tyrone Thompson, the Nevada Legislature’s newest face, Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, came to the capital in difficult circumstances but says he plans to run for the seat in 2014.
Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill that specifies that parents have a “fundamental right” over the care, custody and management of their children.
Clark County residents could soon be forced to pay an extra 0.15 percent in sales taxes to boost law enforcement and an extra 3 cents per gallon of gas for build new roads.
In the 10 minutes before the Nevada Legislature adjourned at midnight Monday, Sen. Ruben Kihuen and Assemblyman James Healey, both D-Las Vegas, repeatedly sprinted down hallways in the Legislative Building, followed by a ragtag group of lobbyists and reporters, none of whom could match their speed.
Gov. Brian Sandoval again took out his stamp and vetoed four more bills, while signing 24 others, including one to prevent minors from using tanning equipment and another that prohibits horse tripping.
CARSON CITY – It really wasn’t very special at all.
Gay marriage, mining tax succeed; revenue items, legal marijuana were casualties
The five bills making up the state’s two-year $6.6 billion general fund budget were passed by the Legislature on the last day of the session Monday with plenty of time to spare.
A hectic final day in the Legislature on Monday saw bills mandating background checks on gun sales and establishing medical marijuana dispensaries eke out narrow but final legislative victories, but Clark County’s More Cops sale tax hike fail.
The Assembly on Monday gave final approval to the bill funding public education for the next two years, a move that will open the floodgates for other budget bills to pass.
CARSON CITY – A bill mandating background checks for most gun sales was passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee today in a surprise move that will likely send it to Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has threatened a veto.
CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a bill that allows victims of domestic violence to break rental leases.
Former Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley still is seeking satisfaction from a U.S. House ethics investigation that dinged her for a conflict of interest as she was completing her service in Congress.
A resolution that could ultimately lead to annual sessions for the Nevada Legislature won approval Monday in the Assembly, leaving only Senate acceptance of some minor changes to the measure before lawmakers are finished with it for the 2013 session.
If there’s an emergency, if one of her three kids gets hurt and has to go to the doctor, then Maribel Salivar starts her car and puts the pedal to the metal — no questions asked, no doubts left in her speedy wake.
CARSON CITY — State Sen. Joyce Woodhouse will not return to the Legislature today, the last day of the 2013 session, because she needs to help care for her critically ill husband, Al Wittenberg.
It’s fingernail-biting time for those with a vested interest in bills that are hanging by a thread as the 2013 legislative session lumbers to adjournment Monday.
CARSON CITY — “Smokers’ corners” just off school property where teens gather to puff away on cigarettes with impunity soon may be relics of the past.